Eremurus robustus

("Foxtail lily / Desert candles")

Eremurus robustus

Specimens taller than 80" (200 cm) are not unusual. The flower cluster itself is over 40" (100 cm) long and consists of 700-800 little blooms.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early - Mid Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?

Fall or Spring

What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

In general soft pink

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

24 in / 60 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

10* in / 25* cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

70-95 in / 180-240 cm

Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

At the back of borders and perennial beds and as cut-flowers.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

Additional Information

* PLANTING NOTE: top of the crown should only be covered with 2" (5 cm) of soil. Dig the hole 10" (25 cm) deep (or deeper if the roots are larger) and form a cone of soil in the center of the hole. Spread the roots carefully so that the crown rests on top of the cone. Then fill the hole back in.

About the Family

Eremurus Family

Native to western and central Asia.

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